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Die Gruft mit dem Rätselschloß (1964)

Mobsters conspire to loot another criminal's treasure secured in an enormous booby-trapped vault.
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Mobsters conspire to loot another criminal's treasure secured in an enormous booby-trapped vault.

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All sorts of criminals are after an inheritance in a booby-trapped vault
23 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Die Gruft mit dem Rätselschloß" (1964) aka "Curse of the Hidden Tomb" is a Rialto krimi. It benefits from its noir-like black and white cinematography, the comic talent of Eddi Arentt (extra t added due to the insane spell-checker that changes Eddi's last name to aren't), the presence of Werner Peters, Siegfried Schürenberg and Rudolph Forster, an impressively staged set piece inside a windmill and the scenes involving a booby-trapped tomb that contains oodles of cash and jewels. However, most of the cast, which is adequate, doesn't come up to that in previous entries.

Judith Dornys comes to England from Australia to claim a big inheritance. She's accompanied by lawyer Arentt. The money is that of Forster who is close to death. He made it with a gambling establishment and cheated Dornys's father. Now he's repenting. A gang of crooks headed by Ernst Fritz Fürbringer are after the money. Klaus Kinski has a non-speaking role and mysteriously moves in and out. Another in-between figure is Harald Leipnitz, who seems equally at home with the Scotland Yard inspector as he is with the criminals.

The IMDb rating of 5.4 is about right. This movie is generally below par for the krimis and for the Rialto entries. However, the scenes involving the mill's grinding wheel are amazingly staged and edited.


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